Janet Mock becomes first trans woman of color to direct and write a TV episode

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Janet Mock has made history as the first transgender woman of color to write and direct an episode of TV with the recent “Pose” episode “Love is the Message.”

Mock posted a throwback photo from the episode’s filming in honor of the episode airing on Sunday.

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Ryan Murphy says he will donate all ‘Pose’ profits to LGBTQ charities

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Ryan Murphy will be donating all profits from his FX series “Pose” to LGBTQ charities.

The showrunner made the announcement on Twitter stating that he will be tweeting about a specific LGBTQ organization every day for the next 14 days.

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Ryan Murphy planning #MeToo anthology series on Spacey, Weinstein

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Ryan Murphy is considering turning the #MeToo movement into an anthology series.

In a profile for the New Yorker by Emily Nussbaum, Murphy revealed he’s been thinking about a project titled “Consent.”

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Watch: official trailer for Ryan Murphy’s history-making series ‘Pose’

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FX has released the first official trailer for Ryan Murphy’s latest series “Pose.”

Set in the ’80s, the series “looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world,” according to the show’s description.

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Britney Spears ‘broke’ the GLAAD Media Awards

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Britney Spears was honored with the Vanguard Award at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday but her appearance caused a stir.

Spears, who attended the ceremony with her boyfriend Sam Asghari, was recognized for promoting LGBTQ acceptance and equality. Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Antonio Banderas and Demi Lovato are among the award’s past recipients.

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Watch: Ryan Murphy’s history-making LGBTQ series ‘Pose’ drops trailer

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The first trailer for Ryan Murphy’s history-making new FX series “Pose” has dropped.

“Pose” follows the lives of New Yorkers in the ’80s varying from the downtown social and literary scene, the luxury Trump era and ball culture.

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Court dismisses Olivia de Havilland’s ‘Feud’ lawsuit against Ryan Murphy

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Olivia de Havilland’s lawsuit against Ryan Murphy and FX for Catherine Zeta-Jones’ portrayal of the iconic actress in “Feud: Bette and Joan” has been dismissed by the California Court of Appeals 2nd Appellate District.

According to Deadline, the lawsuit claimed the character hurt her “professional reputation for integrity, honesty, generosity, self-sacrifice and dignity.”

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‘Versace’ stars: Anti-gay bias led to designer’s death

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Do the intersecting lives of a fashion designer and the serial killer who murdered him add up to a political saga?

Absolutely, says Ryan Murphy, the powerhouse executive producer of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” season two of the FX showcase that debuted with 2016’s Emmy-winning “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

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Gianni Versace’s family calls FX series ‘fiction,’ network responds

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Family members of the late Gianni Versace have slammed FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” the “American Crime Story” installment about the fashion designer’s murder, calling it a “work of fiction” and claiming they had no involvement in the making of the series.

“The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV series about the death of Mr. Gianni Versace,” the family said in a statement. “Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it taken part in the writing of the screenplay, this TV series should only be considered as a work of fiction.”

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Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose’ has largest cast of trans actors ever

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Ryan Murphy’s new series “Pose” has cast the largest amount of transgender actors in history for a scripted TV show.

“Pose,” co-created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, examines the various lives of people living in New York City in 1986 including the luxury Trump era, the social and literary scene and the ball culture scene.

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The new fall season brings back ‘Will & Grace,’ and a plethora of LGBTQ characters, to the small screen

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At the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win the award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

The Emmy was awarded for an episode of Netflix’s show Master of None. She co-wrote the season two episode titled “Thanksgiving” with show co-creator Aziz Ansari, which chronicled her experience coming out as a lesbian to her family.

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Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson to bring ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ prequel to Netflix

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Ryan Murphy and Sarah Paulson have teamed up again to bring a “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel to Netflix.

The series will be an origin story for the character Nurse Ratched, who will be played by Paulson. Set in 1947, the story will examine how Ratched transformed into the evil authoritative nurse that terrorizes Randle McMurphy in the mental hospital.

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